Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Dong Travels With The Squad

Dong Travels With The Squad

Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that he would take Dong Fangzhuo to Middlesbrough for the FA Cup 6th round.

United continue their quest for honours on three front. This weekend the FA Cup gets centre stage - and our problems up front.

Saha and Solskjaer is injured so we have only Rooney and Larsson available. Alan Smith played 20 minutes in the victory over Lille on Wednesday and is set to feature again while 22-year-old Chinese striker Dong Fangzhuo will be in the squad for the first time during his United career. The boss praised the youngster's quickness and athleticism but he's not likely to be included in the match squad as United will be at full strength.

'It should be a fantastic Cup tie and we'll be taking a very strong squad,' said Fergie. 'Away games are never easy in the Cup and I don't expect it to be any different on Saturday.

'They'll be positive because they've got a home draw and will think they can win. However, there is a great resolve amongst our players, you saw that at Liverpool and at Fulham. There's no doubt that as the season goes on the team spirit is growing.'

Finally, after years of restricted ticket alloation for away fans, the Reds supporters will be at full strength at the Riverside. Sir Alex praised Middlesbrough for the fight they put up for this.

'We'll have a strong support behind us which we're very pleased about. The council have restricted our support in the past because the fans stand, but I watch games every week and everyone is standing.

'Middlesbrough have fought hard to get our support increased and credit to them for that. But we ask our fans to respect the stewards at the ground and allow them to go about their job in an easy manner.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday March 10 2007
Time: 11:16AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

The Daily Griezmann (27/05/17)

Your daily fix is ready!

United Linked with Brazilian Winger

Lurking in the media this morning is the insinuation that Manchester United are showing an interest in a winger.

Valencia Signs New Manchester United Deal

Since joining Manchester United, from Wigan Athletic, back in 2009, Antonio Valencia has proven to be a very astute buy.

United Issue Not for Sale Warning

Recent speculation, in the Spanish press, has linked one of our players with a move back to his homeland.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Europal League Final - MOTM?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Romero10%
Valencia2%
Smalling1%
Blind0%
Darmain0%
Herrera29%
Pogba13%
Mata0%
Fellaini40%
Mkhitaryan2%
Rashford1%
Lingard0%
Martial0%
Rooney2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Chelsea 38 30 3 5 93 52
2 Spurs 38 26 8 4 86 60
3 Man City 38 23 9 6 78 41
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 76 36
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 75 33
6 Man Utd 38 18 15 5 69 25
7 Everton 38 17 10 11 61 18
8 Southampton 38 12 10 16 46 -7
9 AFC Bournemouth 38 12 10 16 46 -12
10 WBA 38 12 9 17 45 -8
11 West Ham 38 12 9 17 45 -17
12 Leicester City 38 12 8 18 44 -15
13 Stoke 38 11 11 16 44 -15
14 Crystal Palace 38 12 5 21 41 -13
15 Swansea 38 12 5 21 41 -25
16 Burnley 38 11 7 20 40 -16
17 Watford 38 11 7 20 40 -28
R Hull City 38 9 7 22 34 -43
R Middlesbrough 38 5 13 20 28 -26
R Sunderland 38 6 6 26 24 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Leicester City (a)
Community Shield

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Victorpeter0011
2.mykwoi1
3.ForeverUnited1
Write for Vital Football